Callahan & Hockemeyer can help you obtain an uncontested divorce so you can avoid a lengthy courtroom battle. If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your marital settlement, arriving at a compromise can be a less expensive, more efficient way to end your marriage.
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Uncontested divorce is a common, simplified method of dissolving your marriage without the expense and hassle of mediation, the stress of a drawn out court battle, or the loss of control that occurs when a judge decides your future. Since the dissolution of your marriage can be achieved in as little as 30 days, uncontested divorce is an excellent option for spouses who want to settle things quickly so they can move forward with their lives.
An uncontested dissolution of your marriage may be the right choice for you if you and your spouse can agree on the important aspects of your divorce settlement. Before deciding to move forward with an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse should discuss:
If you can agree on the way these issues should be handled, we may be able to help you skip the headaches that often accompany a traditional dissolution of marriage and expedite your divorce.
To qualify for a Joint Simplified Divorce in Illinois, you must meet certain requirements. These include, but are not limited to:
If you meet these and a few additional qualifications, you may qualify to petition for a Joint Simplified Divorce. If, however, you do not meet one or more of the qualifications, you may still qualify for a “agreed uncontested divorce.”
If you have children, own a home, earn higher incomes or have been married for a longer period of time, and you and your spouse agree on your settlement terms, we may still be able to help you expedite your divorce by filing an agreed uncontested divorce.
While our attorneys cannot provide legal advice to both you and your spouse, we can provide you both with the documents you need, explain the process and answer your questions, and review your financial affidavits and parenting plan to ensure you are in compliance with Illinois guidelines.
We will prepare your marital settlement agreement, dividing your assets and calculating child support and spousal maintenance pursuant to Illinois law. Once approved by both parties, we will file the documents and schedule a date to finalize your divorce in court (usually in a matter of just a couple of weeks.)